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“A magnificent and timely book. Fresh, witty, informative, trenchant, and eminently sane, Ken Myers's book is a must for thoughtful evangelicals... I only hope there are enough of them left to read it.”
—Os Guinness, cofounder, The Trinity Forum; author, The Call
“In All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes Ken Myers looks at the entire phenomenon of popular culture–its roots, assumptions, practices, and effects. The result is a provocative book that shows how our thought, communication, and living have all been affected by popular culture's omnipresence. It should make us take a hard look at what we've accepted as harmless entertainment.”
—Ted Prescott, Sculptor, former president of Christians in the Visual Arts
“Ken Myers has made an excellent contribution here, dealing not only with the roots of popular culture in social history and philosophy but also with its ultimate impact on character.”
—Dick Keyes, L'Abri Fellowship
“This book is a modern classic on discerning culture from a Christian perspective. Because of its interdisciplinary range, engaging style, and sophisticated analysis, All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes is a needed antidote to worldliness, especially in its less detectable and socially acceptable forms. It makes a fine text for sociology, aesthetics, and evangelism courses at the college and graduate levels.”
—Doug Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary; author, Christian Apologetics
I read this book when it first was published and it has helped me to frame my thinking ever since.
All of us living in the 21st century enveloped by the pervasive influence of pop culture should read this.
Enemies that come loudly and visibly are usually much easier to fight than those that are undetectable.
I filled this book with highlights. Here's one quote that I've seen quoted a lot, one I've thought of many times over the years since I read this excellent book:
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All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes is 25 years old now, and a little dated, but still a good book to read for an overview of the basics of Culture and Worldview.Published 5 months ago by Home and Hearth
I am reading several books on culture to expand and refine some teaching notes. One book I’ve had, but never read until now is All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes by Kenneth... Read morePublished 6 months ago by David George Moore
A perceptive diagnosis of the popular culture and the subtlety of its impact upon people of faith. A sequel on prescription and prognosis is needed.Published 8 months ago by DavidMcKenna
Myers has successfully engaged both intellectual and spiritual faculties of readers.
All of us living in the 21st century enveloped by the pervasive influence of pop culture... Read more
Another excellent book for a group study about why our culture is going the way it is, the beginning of how it was created and how it changed through the years.Published 19 months ago by David Babler
The beginning of wisdom about literary art is to realize that form bears meaning. Great artists seamlessly integrate form and content in ways that maximize their combined effect on... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by David Haddon